Abstract Noun


An abstract noun is a type of noun that refers to ideas, concepts, or feelings that cannot be perceived through the five senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell). Abstract nouns are not concrete and cannot be physically touched or seen. Examples of abstract nouns include:

  • Love
  • Justice
  • Intelligence
  • Freedom
  • Courage
  • Honesty
  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Democracy
  • Success
  • Failure
  • Emotion
  • Courage
  • Patriotism
  • Integrity
  • Sincerity
  • Hope
  • Faith
  • Trust

It is important to note that some nouns can be both concrete and abstract depending on the context in which they are used. For example, “book” is a concrete noun because it is a physical object that can be seen and touched. However, when “book” is used in the abstract sense, such as “a book of poetry”, the meaning shifts to an idea or concept.